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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president plans fact-finding trip to US to study think tanks

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... as their funding and media relations work. The duo, and a few researchers, will also visit Beijing, Singapore and Taiwan in the coming months, Fung added. There are several policy institutes in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552125/legco-president-plans-fact-finding-trip-us-study-think-tanks
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Both sides need to listen on reform'

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Stuart Lau

    ... It says a nominating committee must be solely charged with picking candidates to run in the one-man, one-vote election. Hor, a criminal law expert from Singapore, said: "When you sit down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546009/both-sides-need-listen-reform
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text: CY Leung’s 2014 Annual Report

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:49pm

    ... Singapore and Japan, and would be expanded to cover Poland as well. Meanwhile, discussions with Russia are progressing well. • Injected $15 billion into the Employees Retraining Board in February ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539724/full-text-cy-leungs-2014-annual-report
  4. News - Asia - POLITICS

    By-election highlights discontent in Singapore

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 05:13pm

    ... Reuters in Singapore Sky-high housing prices, train breakdowns, foreigners stealing jobs and a widening chasm between rich and poor. A by-election in Singapore puts the spotlight ... Party (PAP) that has ruled Singapore for more than half a century faces the risk of a humiliating loss on Saturday in Punggol East, a relatively young and affluent ward. It won’t change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1136015/election-highlights-discontent-singapore
  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party journal suggests it could learn from Singapore's PAP

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the Communist Party's once-in-a-decade reshuffle, the party's leading policy journal has called on leaders to look to Singapore for an example of how to run the country. The commentary ... of authoritarianism practiced by Singapore's People's Action Party (PAP). "Since 1968, the People's Action Party has won consecutive elections and held state power for a long time, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1067561/communist-party-journal-suggests-it-could-learn-singapores-pap
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Education minister comes under fire for $2.6m bill for trips

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:55am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... overseas destinations have included Britain, Canada, the United States, Korea, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand. He also visited Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nansha, Shanghai and Beijing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465055/education-minister-comes-under-fire-26m-bill-trips
  7. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Tommy Koh Reader, by Tommy Koh

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:44pm by David Wilson

    ... studied at two top universities: Harvard and Cambridge. Now he is the chairman of Singapore's Centre for International Law and the country's ambassador-at-large- great job title. During ... from my father my intolerance for any form of prejudice," Koh writes. Koh also has an endearing streak of compassion. He argues that Singapore should consider introducing a minimum wage- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1412458/book-review-tommy-koh-reader-tommy-koh
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tax reform essential says former finance chief

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:45am by Tony Cheung

    ... worried that if Singapore lowers its profit tax one day … what is Hong Kong going to do, should we lower our tax rate too?" Currently, the profit tax rate in Hong Kong is 16.5 per cent, while it is 17 per cent in Singapore. Ma said that while Hong Kong was reliant on its income from profits and income taxes, which accounted for more than half of the government's revenue, the two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1409869/tax-reform-essential-says-former-finance-chief
  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Nanjing talks to open new era of cross-strait ties

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 03:21am by Lawrence Chung

    ... were first established during talks between two semi-official bodies in Singapore in 1993. Koo Chen-fu, the chairman of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation met Wang Daohan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425598/nanjing-talks-open-new-era-cross-strait-ties
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pay Hong Kong voters for casting ballots, Silent Majority pressure group urges

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 04:30am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... not support the practice. Australia, Singapore and Brazil are among more than 20 countries with compulsory voting laws. In Singapore, voters who fail to cast ballots are barred from future elections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1345522/pay-hong-kong-voters-casting-ballots-silent-majority-pressure-group

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